Thinking and Making : Selections from the writings of John Paynter on music in education
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
- 25 Aug 2008
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
downgrading of intuitive understanding, to the teacher as unresponsive to what the pupil has to offer, to classrooms that proscribe pupils having ideas and lively classroom conversations, and to the marginalisation of thinking and making. It offers a way of being musical and knowing music. * John Finney, British Journal of Education * This is not an easy read, nor is it intended to be: Paynter wants to make us think, and he succeeds. This is writing of the highest quality - thought-provoking, passionate and perceptive . . . Who should read it? Every music teacher who cares about music education and its place in the school. It is clear that we all owe this man and his colleagues a great deal; now he is gone, the least we can do is preserve his work by reading his writings and, much more
importantly, continuing to make music in the nation's classrooms. * Patrick Gazard, Music Teacher, September 2010 * Get hold of a copy of the book, where these ideas and many others are expressed much more eloquently. If you only buy one book this year, I would make it this one. * David Ashworth, www.teachingmusic.org.uk, August 2009 *
About John Paynter
many articles in books, magazines, and research journals.
John Paynter (1931-2010) was known for his advocacy of composition as a basis for the school music curriculum. He was appointed Professor in the Department of Music at the University of York and became Head of Department in 1983. He directed the project Music in the Secondary School Curriculum which ultimately established regional music education centres. This work played a leading part in the formation of Music components in the National Curriculum and in GCSEs.